Oct 17, 2012

GMU Women's Soccer Hosting High School Elite Clinic & Youth Clinic

Current George Mason University Head Women's Soccer Coach Diane Drake and her staff will be conducting a Fall Youth Clinic and a High School ID Clinic on October 27th 2012. This 3 hour event is designed for all players and age groups 8-17. Players are grouped by age and skill level. 

The High School ID Clinic is for those who have a serious interest in playing at the highest collegiate level. We also offer the opportunity for younger players, who are serious about the game, to learn how to play exciting possession-oriented soccer from professional coaches and players. 

The clinic will be held at our GMU practice facility, on our beautiful bermuda grass fields. Check-in will be at the Patriot Field-house at 12:30 p.m. This clinic gives all players the opportunity to showcase their talent to a top level coaching staff. We will help you develop your skills, increase your soccer knowledge, while having fun, all at the same time. This is a fundraiser for GMU to go to Spain and also engage in philanthropic events while there.  

To Register: Contact Dirk Vandeveer at dvandeve@gmu.edu

Clinic Directors

Diane Drake: Head Women’s Soccer Coach,
  • George Mason University
  • USSF “A” Licensed Coach and over 17 years of camp directing experience
  • Former W league player for Raleigh Wings, Maryland Pride and Northern Virginia  Majestics
  • NSCAA Premiere License
  • USSF National YOUTH Licensed  Coach
  • Region I ODP former Senior Staff
  • NCAA Woman of the Year Award, MVP MCC Conference and Captain, University of Dayton
  • Co-Authored a book Titled Goals of Their Own, a history of the Women's National Team from 1985-1999 
Ashly Kennedy: Assistant Women’s Coach
  • 2009 NSCAA Regional Assistant
  • Former All-American U of Maryland
  • Former U-17 National Team
  • W-league Ottawa Fury MVP 2008 summer
  • Freestate Soccer Coach
  • USSF & NSCAA Licenses

Dirk Vandeveer: Assistant Women’s Coach
  • NSCAA Premier License
  • NSCAA National Goalkeeping License
  • Former Semi Pro player in Germany
  • Goalkeeper coach, Bethesda Soccer Club
  • Kasey Davenport: Volunteer Assistant Coach
  • Former George Mason Goalkeeper